Ohio has come into its own in 2009 with the emergence of Kid Cudi, Chip tha Ripper, Fly.Union, and LefortheUncool. With the release of "Bey Knows Best", 6S (pronounced "Success") intends to hold her own amongst this new class of artists. "Bey Knows Best" is the first of three installments of a mixtape series centered around records previously released by superstar Beyonce Knowles. Enjoy!
Dj Drizzle: Life of A Hittmenn written by Quincy Taylor
Skills, Hardwork, Support Team, are usually the words to describe some of the best djs, and also a knack of picking out and hearing new talent. Its some of the things that set good djs apart from great djs, There been a great music scene coming from down in Southern Ohio, Especially coming from the 513 area code. A great blend of talent, lyrical skills, melodies give Cincy what it needs to be in the music forefront, Lets take a minute to get to know the man pushing the 513 into the front of the line to represent the midwest.
SMM: How long have you been spinnin? DJ Drizzle: i have been spinning since i was in middle school doing house partys which led to me spinning on the club scene. i took a break in high school to focus on sports so i would say seriously 6years
SMM: Are you a rapper turned Dj or youve always wanted to be a DJ? Drizzle: never been a rapper always wanted to be a dj i love the power of being a dj.
The 330 area code is known for its middle class workers, gangs, and vibrant music scene. In a day and age where everyone is trying to take the fast route to success, the midwest hustle seems more content on putting out great music and being consistant. Lets take a trip to Youngstown Ohio and get to know Da Kreek.
SMM: Who are the official members of Da Kreek? Mello Dee: The official members are myself and DTown.
SMM: How long have you been together? DTown: We both started rhyming around 2000.
SMM: When did you first decide to fully pursue your music career? MD: Well, we had been doin it since 2000 on some hobby stuff. The music was always good, but around 2006 when we started getting shows we decided that it was time to take it to the next level and make the brand official. And pretty much expand the movement through out the midwest.
SMM: Whats the music scene like in Youngstown? DT: I like the scene in The Yo. No two artists in the city sound the same. We have a ton of artists here. MD: There are a l…
SMM: How long have you been doing music Hodgie? Hodgie Streets: Ive been doing it since 10 years old. Seriously since 14.
SMM: How did you get your start? Hodgie Street: Me and my family were heavily influenced by all types of music, and my cousin bet me i couldn't make a better rap then him. I took the bet.
SMM: Whats your latest project and how has it been going? Hodgie Street: My new mixtape, titkled "The Go In" with DJ Giovanny. I think it's really epic. The music is really different. Theres soulful records, rock records, hip hop, club etc. It features The Kickdrums, Gucci Mane, and a slew of other artists and producers.
SMM: Describe the Columbus Music Scene: Hodgie Street: Its deep. There's a lot going on, and some acts are stand out acts. Only thing hurting it is the fact there is no radio play, period.
SMM: Has anyone ever broke national from the 614? Hodgie Street: Yeah, Rashad of elevator music did his thing with Universal, you had Fatty koo (spelling), Bow Wow,…
Micaela is a family name passed for many generations. I was named aftermy Great grandmother.
SMM: How long have you been modeling? Mica: I began my modeling career in the year of 2007.
SMM: Who did your first photoshoot and describe it? Mica:I team up with VPC and created my first portfolio. We had shotscences all over the city . Thatswhen I realized modeling isnt just looking cute in front of camera thattheres much more intails. Modeling is being able to to become a naturalactress but I loveevery minute of it.
SMM: What are some of the things that every model must possess? Mica: I believe a model must have confidence and also be movtiated, and possess a great personalityremember you work for yourself. theres tons of beatiful girls every wherefighting for the same spotlight.
SMM: Who are your top 5 models of all time? Mica: I"ll have to say Naomi Campbell, Gia Carangi, Adriana Lima, Tyra Banks and the late Namoi Sims Starmusic Media: Do you find yourself in the pursuit of print modeling, …
Looking into the "Future" of 2010 and beyond to 2011, music seems to be reaching boundries further than Russell Simmons probably would have never expected. With recent domination, from the Hip Hop Charts, it seems that a recent assurtion from east coast hip hop and its new age acts from Maino, Red Cafe, & Uncle Murda. Lets see what we can find out about the "FUTURE"
SMM: Whats the music scene like in Palm Beach Florida? Future: Well it's not as competitive as it is in NYC, but it's still a lot of talent regardless. I respect what the Indie artists are doing down there because they cater to South Florida listener's more based on what they're spitting. It's a lot of people trying to get on and it's probably a little easier to build a fan base because people support unity down there, in NYC it's every man for themselves.
SMM: What made you pursue your music career? Future: Well obviously my love for music. I was also always a person that li…
With 2009 coming to a close, there is alot of people going hard to end the year off on a big note...
Chevy: I started writing poetry at 8 and rapping at 10. When Queen Latifah was really doin her thing, I wanted to be just like her. I won my first rap trophy when I was in the 7th grade for a hip hop balck history project. And I been going strong ever scence.
SMM: Tell me about the Ladies of the Land Movement and Who is involved?
In 2008 I went to New Jersy trying to be a contestant on the "Miss Rap Supreme Show" on VH1. The audition went great and I was accepted. I was sent a contract with a recording deal attached to it. But about a week before I was supposed to leave for the taping to begin I was cut. I was crushed ! Then I was contacted by DJ Phatty Banks about a colab with 7 other female artist from Cleveland. After the concert Phatty said "Chevy thats how yahh should move". I went on that and started the Ladies Of the Land. We have girls from every city in Ohio! …
SMM: How long have you been producers? Soundteckz: We started producing, out of necessity, back in 2003.
SMM: How did you join forces? Soundteckz: Well first off, we’re brothers, so to some degree, we we’re already joined. I (Optimus Grime) started producing solo for a few people, and my brother (Lawcifer) would, sometimes, provide me with samples and ideas, and advise me on what would actually make my beats sound more interesting. In return, I taught him what I knew about beat production, and he started to make his own beats. It was only natural that we would join up.
SMM: What was the best piece of equipment or program you purchased? Soundteckz: I would have to say our sound system. Without a decent sound system, its hard to hear every aspect of the beat. It may sound one way on one system, but totally different on another. As producers we need to be able to hear everything that’s going on to make sure there are no hitches or glitches, and that all the levels are good. We won’t say any n…
SMM: How long have you been singing? Andrea: How long have I been singing as long as I can remember, so I would say about since I was five years old?
SMM: What inspires your musical content? Andrea: My inspiration of my musical content is my everyday life, with a little exaggeration. But that’s the best quality of writing. When I write the imagination that I thought I grew out of as a little girl just clicks on.
SMM: A lot of people don’t know about Lorain; tell us about the Lorain Music Scene? Andrea: Lorain is a very small town everybody knows everybody. No one wants to see anybody do better than them. The music seen is kind of dead since I can remember. But, im here to remedy that to be the first to bring back Lorain’s music scene back.
SMM: Who are your top 5 R&B artists of all time? Andrea: Top five R&B artists is Donny Hathaway, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Tony Braxton, and Debra Cox
SMM: Whets the moment Andrea the Voice decided to pursue her music dreams? Andrea: What made me want …